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Turd Ferguson wrote:I guess George Costanza was right about Salsa becoming more popular than Ketchup (a point a couple entrants noted).
Strange, therefore, that I was the only one to use it as an answer (I'm guessing its known popularity scared a few off?)

I do want to say right here, by the way, that Kraft Sandwich Spread is *the* best condiment ever made, as the lady in the Frank's Red Hot ad says, "I put that **** on everything!" Odd that I appear to be the only one who likes it, not only in my family, but in my neighbourhood, as it takes up an extremely small space on the shelf in both of our favourite grocery stores.

And I'm not surprised that salsa is #2 and mayo is #1. Both are due to the large Latin American population in the US. I know this because back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England and the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, where they are crazy about the stuff. Upon hearing of the Titanic's demise, the Mexican people were inconsolable. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
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Bamaman wrote:I said Heinz 57 and was referring to the steak sauce, not the ketchup. I should be negged.
Ah, okay, thanks. Q5 results updated... the others who said Heinz Ketchup, and the negs drop one each.

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dhkendall wrote:And I'm not surprised that salsa is #2 and mayo is #1. Both are due to the large Latin American population in the US. I know this because back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England and the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, where they are crazy about the stuff. Upon hearing of the Titanic's demise, the Mexican people were inconsolable. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
I'm going to get you for that, dh. :evil:

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Turd Ferguson wrote:4. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER

American Revolutionary Wars (5)
Wars?

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6. A PETIT DEJEUNER

Burt Reynolds: Yeah, while why don’t you give me, uh, Ape Tit for $200
Alex Trebek. It’s not Ape Tit. It’s a petit – nevermind… let’s just go to Animal Sounds for $600
Alex Trebek: This is the sound a doggy makes. Mr. Connery
Sean Connery: Moo
Alex Trebek: No
Sean Connery: Well, that’s the sound your Mother made last night. <evil laugh> .

name a French Nobel Laureate

We see the first significant sheep of the game. I didn't really know where to go with this question, but it seems like we ended up with a good distribution out of it.

Albert Camus (7)
Gamawire
mennoknight
mitchparov
mam418
barandall
teapot37
billy_pilgrim

Marie Curie (4)
ayeembored
Woppy T
debramc
opusthepenguin

Pierre Curie (3)
econgator
amorris525
Bamaman

Antoine Henri Becquerel (2)
MarkBarrett
goforthetie

Anatole France (2)
Volante
Peggles

Irene Joliot-Curie (1)
Paucle

Sully Prudhomme (1)
cheezguyty

Incorrect Answers (12)
Victor Hugo (not a Laureate) - WRV
Charles DeGaulle (not a Laureate) - HugoZ
Saul Bellow (Canadian-born American Laureate) - dhkendall

Unused Answers
Many, though Sartre is the only one that's familiar to me (I wonder if a few people went 50/50/90 on Camus vs. Sartre) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_No ... try#France

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 6
MarkBarrett - 8
Volante - 10
Peggles - 10
Paucle - 12
ayeembored - 13
mennoknight - 15
mam418 - 16
Woppy T - 19
econgator - 19
goforthetie - 21
Bamaman - 21
billy_pilgrim - 22
cheezguyty - 23
HugoZ - 25
gamawire - 26
teapot37 - 26
debramc - 28
opusthepenguin - 29
amorris525 - 29
dhkendall - 30
mitchparov - 33
WRV - 35
barandall - 37

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Turd Ferguson wrote: Anatole France (2)
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More popular than I had expected :lol:

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7. FOREIGN FLICKS

Alex Trebek: Let’s just go with Foreign Flicks for 800
Sean Connery: Ursula Andress
Alex Trebed: What?!
Sean Connery: Ursula Andress, Catherine Deneuve, and Charo twice
Alex Trebek: That’s Foreign Flicks, Mr. Connery. Foreign Flicks.


Name one of the top 15 grossing foreign language films released since 1980

I was worried that there’d be a few American-made entries which would miss out on the “technicality”, since the bar to make the top 20 was so low, though that was not the case. One neg I wasn’t really sure about… is anybody here an Italian Translator? :) Two entrants seem to be opening up some space between themselves and the rest of the pack… can they keep it up?

2. Life Is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella) ($57.6M) (6)
ayeembored
Woppy T
mitchparov
WRV
barandall
HugoZ

5. Amelie ($33.2M) (5)
Paucle
Peggles
dhkendall
debramc
cheezguyty

1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ($128M) (3)
MarkBarrett
mennoknight
opusthepenguin

7. Il Postino ($21.8M) (2)
mam418
Bamaman

10. Kung Fu Hustle ($17.1M) (2)
Volante
teapot37

3. Hero ($53.7M) (1)
goforthetie

8. Like Water For Chocolate ($21.7M) (1)
econgator

Incorrect Answers (11)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - #24 ($10.0M) – Gamawire (ooh, sorry, close)
Oldboy - #375 ($707K) – amorris525
It’s a Beautiful Life (presumably looking for “Life Is Beautiful” – perhaps this is a direct translation of the Italian title?) – billy_pilgrim

Unused Answers
http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=foreign.htm

4. Pan’s Labyrinth ($37.6M)
6. Fearless ($24.6M)
9. La Cage aux Folles ($20.4M)
11. The Motorcycle Diaries ($16.8M)
12. Iron Monkey ($14.7M)
13. Monsoon Wedding ($13.9M)
14. Y Tu Mama Tambien ($13.8M)
15. Volver ($12.9M)
16. Under the Same Moon ($12.6M)
17. Cinema Paradiso ($12.4M)
18. The Protector ($12.0M)
19. Das Boot ($11.5M)
20. The Lives of Others ($11.3M)


STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7
MarkBarrett – 11
Volante – 12
Peggles – 15
Paucle – 17
mennoknight – 18
mam418 - 18
ayeembored – 19
econgator – 20
goforthetie – 22
Bamaman – 23
Woppy T – 25
cheezguyty - 28
teapot37 – 28
HugoZ – 31
opusthepenguin - 32
debramc – 33
billy_pilgrim – 33
dhkendall – 35
Gamawire – 37
mitchparov – 39
amorris525 – 40
WRV – 41
barandall - 43

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Turd Ferguson wrote:7. FOREIGN FLICKS


Incorrect Answers (11)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - #24 ($10.0M) – Gamawire (ooh, sorry, close)
Oldboy - #375 ($707K) – amorris525
It’s a Beautiful Life (presumably looking for “Life Is Beautiful” – perhaps this is a direct translation of the Italian title?) – billy_pilgrim
I think the literal translation is "the life she'sa beauteeful" I think my answwer was just wrong. The good news is it was the sheep anyway.
She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride.

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billy pilgrim wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote:7. FOREIGN FLICKS


Incorrect Answers (11)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - #24 ($10.0M) – Gamawire (ooh, sorry, close)
Oldboy - #375 ($707K) – amorris525
It’s a Beautiful Life (presumably looking for “Life Is Beautiful” – perhaps this is a direct translation of the Italian title?) – billy_pilgrim
I think the literal translation is "the life she'sa beauteeful" I think my answwer was just wrong. The good news is it was the sheep anyway.

"Life is Beautiful" would be the direct translation (and no alternates on IMDB).

But billy_pilgrim's literal translation should count if if he delivered it while pinching life's cheeks and forcing her to eat a third plate of lasagna.

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"It's a Beautiful Life," in which Jimmy Stewart climbs over a bunch of chairs to retrieve Zuzu's petals.

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8. AN ALBUM COVER

Alex Trebek: Sean Connery, why don’t you pick?
Sean Connery: Well, the game is afoot. I’ll take Anal Bum Cover for 7000 <evil laugh>
Alex Trebek: That’s An Album Cover, not Anal Bum Cover
Sean Connery: I can read, Trebek. That says Anal Bum Cover. I spent five years of my life trying to invent an anal bum cover. Failing to do so is my greatest regret.
Alex Trebek; You have lived a horrifying life.


Name the title of one of the album covers described below
I had originally planned on using pictures of famous album covers, but was too lazy to figure out how to make and include a collage, either having to obscure artist and title names, or exclusively use covers not containing either. I was really impressed with a couple of the singleton gets - I’d consider “classic rock” a wheelhouse for me, and a few of the covers were completely unfamiliar to me. A surprising singleton, though, causes a lead change...


Abbey Road (The Beatles) - The band traversing a “zebra crossing” on a tree-lined empty road (4)
MarkBarrett
barandall
goforthetie
cheezguyty

Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones) – A photo taken off a wall of a tattoo parlor, consisting of a number photos of "unusual" people (2)
Woppy T
HugoZ

Hotel California (The Eagles) - The Beverly Hills Hotel, at sunset (2)
Gamawire
Bamaman

Revolver (The Beatles) - Sketches of the band members, with old photographs of the band members pasted around. (2)
WRV
mam418

Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd) - A dispersive prism on a black background (2)
Peggles
debramc

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) - The band, in military outfits, standing in a garden amidst cardboard cutouts of their heroes (1)
dhkendall

The Beatles (“White Album”) - A plain white cover (1)
mitchparov

Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones) - A close-up of a jeans-clad male crotch (1)
ayeembored

Blind Faith - A topless pubescent girl, holding a silver space ship (1)
billy_pilgrim

Aoxomoxoa (Grateful Dead) - The band name written in an ambigram, which can also be read "we ate the acid", with artwork around the bottom edge depicting several phallic representations. (A 5-year old Courtney Love appears on the back cover) (1)
Paucle

Cheap Thrills (Big Brother & The Holding Company) - A multi-panel comic drawn by Robert Crumb, including the band personnel (1)
teapot37

Nevermind (Nirvana) - A naked baby floating underwater towards a dollar bill dangling on a fishhook (1)
Volante

Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen) - The artist leaning on his (mostly unseen) saxophonist, holding a forward-facing guitar (1)
Mennoknight

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) - Two men in suits (one on fire) shaking hands on the Warner Bros. lot (1)
opusthepenguin

DROP
econgator

Incorrect Answers (9)
Nirvana – amorris525

Unused Answers
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols
- The first part of the title in black lettering, above the remainder of the album title (which is also the band’s name), in yellow lettering on a pink background. (The cover’s main background is yellow)

The Velvet Underground and Nico - A print of a banana (on a white background), with the print's artist's signature

London Calling (The Clash) - The band’s bassist smashing his instrument on stage

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 8
Volante - 13
MarkBarrett - 15
Peggles - 17
Paucle - 18
mennoknight - 19
ayeembored - 20
econgator - 20
mam418 - 20
Bamaman - 25
goforthetie - 26
Woppy T - 27
teapot37 - 29
cheezguyty - 32
HugoZ - 33
opusthepenguin - 33
billy_pilgrim - 34
debramc - 35
dhkendall - 36
Gamawire - 39
mitchparov - 40
WRV - 43
barandall - 47
amorris525 - 49
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Boy do I feel silly ....

I completely misread that question. I saw "Rolling Stones" and thought that they were all Rolling Stones album covers and not knowing the name of any Rolling Stones albums, I dropped the question. :?

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Turd Ferguson wrote: Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen) - The artist leaning on his (mostly unseen) saxophonist, holding a forward-facing guitar (1)
Mennoknight

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) - Two men in suits (one on fire) shaking hands on the Warner Bros. lot (1)
opusthepenguin
Woohoo! I went back and forth between "Born to Run" and "Wish You Were Here", trying to decide which to use. I finally made the right decision for a change. You're welcome, Mennoknight.

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Would've been really disappointed had I not soloed on that one. Having worked retail music from 1986-1992, there wasn't a single shipment where at least half a dozen of those titles weren't being restocked. I could've named any of them!

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Turd Ferguson wrote: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) - The band, in military outfits, standing in a garden amidst cardboard cutouts of their heroes (1)
dhkendall
And here I thought I'd pick the sheep. Proving once again that I'll never understand this game if I live to be immortal. :shake:

(I think the trick here is that everyone is too busy showing off their big shiny brains and trying to outdo themselves with picking the most obscure answer that they leave the obvious ones for inferior minds like mine.)
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I own every one of these except the grateful dead. Sheesh.
She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride.

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Turd Ferguson wrote: Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones) – A photo taken off a wall of a tattoo parlor, consisting of a number photos of "unusual" people (2)
Woppy T
HugoZ
I was about 75% sure I would have company with Woppy T on this one.

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HugoZ wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote: Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones) – A photo taken off a wall of a tattoo parlor, consisting of a number photos of "unusual" people (2)
Woppy T
HugoZ
I was about 75% sure I would have company with Woppy T on this one.
why?

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote: Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen) - The artist leaning on his (mostly unseen) saxophonist, holding a forward-facing guitar (1)
Mennoknight

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) - Two men in suits (one on fire) shaking hands on the Warner Bros. lot (1)
opusthepenguin
Woohoo! I went back and forth between "Born to Run" and "Wish You Were Here", trying to decide which to use. I finally made the right decision for a change. You're welcome, Mennoknight.
And I went back and forth between London Calling and Born to Run...so uh, thanks!
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9. RICHARD NIXON

Sean Connery: Lookie what I did! (category name changed to RICHARD NIXON)

Name a team that won one of the "big four" sports championships during Richard Nixon's Presidency

Hockey teams have sheeped in these sort of questions in past TDs as players try to go more “obscure”, so perhaps people avoided them this time because of it. I was surprised by the team that ended up sheeping, though it was a mild one.

Kansas City Chiefs (1970) (4)
goforthetie
teapot37
billy_pilgrim
Bamaman

Oakland Athletics (1972, 1973) (2)
Woppy T
econgator

Boston Celtics (1969, 1974) (2)
ayeembored
cheezguyty

Dallas Cowboys (1972) (2)
Gamawire
dhkendall

New York Mets (1969) (2)
Volate
mam418

Baltimore Orioles (1970) (2)
MarkBarrett
mennoknight

Boston Bruins (1970, 1972) (1)
Peggles

Montreal Canadiens (1968, 1969, 1971, 1973) (1)
amorris525

Miami Dolphins (1973, 1974) (1)
opusthepenguin

New York Knicks (1970, 1973) (1)
Paucle

Pittsburgh Pirates (1971) (1)
HugoZ

Incorrect Answers (9)
Green Bay Packers (1967, 1968, 1997, 2011) - mitchparov, WRV
Pittsburgh Steelers (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2006, 2009) - debramc
Detroit Red Wings (no Cups between 1955 and 1997) - barandall

Unused Answers
Milwaukee Bucks (1971)
Los Angeles Lakers (1972)
Baltimore Colts (1971)
Philadelphia Flyers (1974)

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 9
Volante - 15
MarkBarett - 17
Peggles - 18
Paucle - 19
mennoknight - 21
econgator - 22
ayeembored - 22
mam418 - 22
Woppy T - 29
Bamaman - 29
goforthetie - 30
teapot37 - 33
cheezguyty - 34
opusthepenguin - 34
HugoZ - 34
billy_pilgrim - 38
dhkendall - 38
Gamawire - 41
debramc - 44
mitchparov - 49
amorris525 - 50
WRV - 52
barandall - 56

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